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Guava for Dialysis Patients

2014-03-02 11:14

Guava for Dialysis PatientsGuava is a delicious fruit and contains various nutritious elements. But for dialysis patients, they should pay more attention to daily diet. Can they eat guava?

The benefits of guava

1. The most important resource of vitamin C.

Guava is a fruit which contains low calorie, high fiber and moisture. These nutrients are the main resource of vitamin C. So it is the best choice for diabetes patients.

2. Fine health food.

The protein vitamin A and C, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium in guava can promote metabolism, regulate physiological function and keep a healthy body.

3. Other medical benefits.

Eating guava can prevent the high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, it can promote digestion and remove the toxins, lower blood sugar and stop bleeding.

While, guava is a high potassium fruit. You know, hyperkalemia is one of the acute complications after dialysis. Many patients with uremia die from this severe complication. Therefore, you should avoid consuming guava after dialysis.

In addition, here are some suggestions that dialysis patients should notice:

1. High potassium in fruits such as the cantaloupe, peaches, kiwi fruit, banana, jujube, sweet apples, oranges, mangoes, persimmon should be avoided. Try not to choose this kind of fruit to eat.

2. Less coffee, tea, sports drinks, coke, fruit juice, cocoa and plum juice.

3. Some high potassium foods like chocolate and tomato sauce also should be limited.

4. The intake of dried mushrooms, dried fish and nuts should be controlled in diet.

Anyhow, a balanced and proper diet, optimistic attitude to life, close cooperation with medical staff, proper temperance, encouragement between relatives and friends and regular gentle exercise are all positive factors of dialysis.

Through proper nutrition and adjustment, I sincerely wish that every dialysis patients can get rid of disease and regain health. Any follow-up questions about the diet for dialysis patients? Welcome to leave your message. It’s our pleasure to help you.

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